Dr Daniel Feather

Humanities and Social Science

Dan is a Senior Lecturer in History teaching in the areas of imperial, African, and international history. In addition to this, Dan is the Course Coordinator for the Arts and Humanities foundation programme.

Dan’s research examines UK-South African relations during apartheid, he is particularly interested in how the British government attempted to utilise cultural relations as a means of maintaining influence in the country after its exit from the Commonwealth 1961. Dan is currently in the process of writing his first monograph entitled 'British Cultural Diplomacy in South Africa, 1960-1994', this will be published in early 2024.

Dan was awarded the Royal Historical Society’s (RHS) Martin Lynn Scholarship in 2016 to support primary research in South Africa, an RHS small grant to fund research at the UK National Archives in 2017, and the British Society of Sports History Early Career Researcher grant in 2020, to support research in Oxford and London. Dan is also a founding member of the International History and Diplomacy research collective, which has organised annual conferences at LJMU and the University of Oxford.

Degrees

2020, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD History
2014, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education
2014, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MRes in Modern History
2011, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) History

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present
Lecturer in Humanities, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - 2021
Associate Lecturer in History, School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies, University of Central Lancashire, 2017 - 2018
Sessional Lecturer in History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2014 - 2017

Journal article

Feather D. 2022. Creating a ‘deplorable impression’: the Dryden Society’s 1969 tour of South Africa and the making of End of the Dialogue Contemporary British History, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Feather DJ, Hazzard C. 2021. Embedding value: perspectives on a foundation level course in arts and humanities Innovations in Practice, 15 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Feather DJ. 2018. British Policy Towards Military Cooperation with the Republic of South Africa, 1961–1975 The International History Review, :1-24 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Feather DJ. A ‘‘Bit of a Politician’’ on a ‘‘Tough Assignment’’: Robert Birley’s Visiting Professorship at the University of Witwatersrand, 1964 – 1967. Diplomacy and Statecraft, Public Url

Feather DJ. Keeping Britain ‘‘in the fore’’: The Establishment of the British Council in South Africa and its Contribution to the 1960 Union Festival The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, DOI Author Url Public Url

Internet publication

Feather D. 2019. England v South Africa – a history of tough tackling and political turmoil Publisher Url

Thesis/Dissertation

Feather D. British Policy Towards Cultural Relations with South Africa, 1960 to 1994 White N, Vaughan C, Miles A. Public Url

Book review

Feather D. France's Colonial Legacies Memory, Identity and Narrative. edited by Fiona Barclay (Cardiff, 2013) Modern and Contemporary France, 22 :401-402

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